I believe the best Christmas gifts I've ever gotten were the handmade (or personally selected) gifts from my children when they were small. My guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick reflects on what can make some gifts so special — often, it's the way they make us feel, and that is a powerful connection! Use the audio player above to listen to this 90-second show. Annette gives a little back story below. 

The gifts we share at Christmas are a significant way of connecting with those we love or admire.  We take time and trouble considering the myriad of options for loved ones on our Christmas list. 

Today’s story questions what was behind the best gift YOU ever received.  Was it something handmade that took hours or days to complete?  Was it just the right thing to top off your collection?  Was it something you could not afford?  Was it the precious gift of time?

In the age when gift cards are so easy and popular and so many people seem to have everything they could possibly want or need, how do we still provide the connection of a really special gift? 

One of the suggestions in today’s story is giving thanks for a special gift, long after it is sent.  The gift keeps on giving, why not have the thanks do likewise.  Listen to the story of my special gift.  May it conjure up memories of yours.



Annette Petrick for Consider This

Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring dozens of colorful 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” You'll laugh, cry, rant, cheer, or remember. Be sure to get on her email list HERE to receive a new episode every Sunday morning.

This show and its transcript appeared originally on the Consider This Radio Show website. CLICK HERE.


* What's a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life's essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature. 


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